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Listen To Mark Kozelek’s Diss Track ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock’

Written by Nastassia Baroni on October 7, 2014

Sun Kil Moon‘s Mark Kozelek has followed through on his threat to release a song about The War On Drugs, who he’s been sort of feuding with after they inadvertently interrupted his set at Canada’s Ottawa Folk Fest. The song is titled, War On Drugs: Suck My Cock.

For the uninitiated, the saga began back in mid-September when during his set at the Canadian festival, Kozelek threw some shade at TWOD as the sound from their set was bleeding over to his stage. “Who the fuck is that?” he asked the crowd. “I hate that beer commercial lead-guitar shit. This next song is called, ‘The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick’,” he added.

Kozelek later issued an explanation for his comments, stating that it was nothing personal towards the band. “It could have been any band’s music blaring from over the hill, and I still would have made jokes,” he wrote.

He then followed that explanation up with another statement, wherein he clarified that he was not offering an apology for stage banter and bemoaned the “epidemic” of people being easily offended by things, while taking another stab at TWOD.

“War On Drugs. Due to all of the fuss, I checked out your live track on Pitchfork, and I called it right. You sound like Don Henley meets John Cougar meets Dire Sraits meets Born In The USA era Bruce Springsteen. It’s not a criticism, its an observation,” he wrote.

He challenged TWOD “to have a sense of humour” and let him join them onstage for their gig in San Francisco to play his new song about the incident, an offer TWOD apparently declined. Instead, Kozelek has himself released the near-7-minute diss track onto the world.

“I met War on Drugs tonight and they’re pretty nice,” sings Kozelek. “But their hair is long and greasy, hope they don’t have lice.” He then goes on to repeatedly call them, “the “whitest band I’ve ever heard”, while also referencing another recent incident where he called a noisy festival crowd a bunch of “fucking hillbillies”.

The War On Drugs will actually be heading to Australia later this year as a part of the Meredith Music Festival and a bunch of headlining sideshows. Perhaps they’ll have their own diss track to share by then.

Listen: Sun Kil Moon – War On Drugs: Suck My Cock

https://soundcloud.com/ayylmoa/sun-kil-moon-war-on-drugs-suck-my-cock

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